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  • Penn Athletics adopts recommendations developed by Racial Justice Task Force

    The Racial Justice Task Force focused on both short- and long-term recommendations over the course of four months. The recommendations were presented to AD Grace Calhoun and the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics (DRIA) executive team and unanimously approved. These recommendations provide direction and intention to DRIA’s efforts to become a more diverse, inclusive, anti-racist organization.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Athletics

  • Fewer than 2% of OB-GYN doctors can prescribe life-saving opioid treatment

    Examining countrywide data, the researchers hoped to gauge how many obstetrician-gynecologists have their waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Discovery upends traditional view of ‘killer T cells’ travels in the body

    Immune cells called “killer T cells” normally stay in the bloodstream and do not enter organs and other tissues, according to a new study out of the Perelman School of Medicine published in Cell.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Kafai’s team helps students who code tell their own stories

    For this year’s Computer Science for Philly Week, Penn GSE’s Yasmin Kafai and her team designed CodeQuilt Philadelphia, a collaborative activity that allows students to take ownership of their own stories about coding.

    FULL STORY AT Graduate School of Education

  • Grammy nomination for album featuring music by James Primosch

    The album Catharge, with music composed by James Primosch, Dr. Robert Weiss Professor of Music, has received a Grammy nomination for Best Choral Performance. Carthage was recorded by The Crossing, with Donald Nally conducting.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Arts & Sciences

  • J.D. Albert named 2020 National Academy of Inventors Fellow

    The lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and the Integrated Design Program has awarded for demonstrating a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on the quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Comfort for parents mourning a stillborn child

    Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s Women & Babies Hospital offers supportive services to parents after a stillbirth, which is defined in Pennsylvania as the loss of a baby at 16 weeks or later in a pregnancy, or a newborn death.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Penn Medicine researchers receive two major NIH grants for studies of genome folding in health and disease

    Two teams of researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine, each led by Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, an associate professor of genetics and bioengineering have been awarded grants totaling $9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of a major NIH Common Fund initiative to understand 3D-genomic interactions, which regulate the activity of genes during development and can cause disease when disrupted.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Medicine News

  • Marc Miskin wins two Young Investigator Awards for microrobotic research

    The assistant professor in Penn Engineering’s Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering has been awarded for his research on microscopic robots, and will receive a three-year, $360,000 gift from the Army Research Office Young Investigator Program and a three-year, $450,000 gift from the Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program.

    FULL STORY AT Penn Engineering Today

  • Falk wins 2020 SANS Early Career Award

    The Social & Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS) announced last week that Emily Falk has been awarded its 2020 Early Career Award for her expertise in the science of behavior change.

    FULL STORY AT Annenberg School for Communication